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No reform needed on assisted suicide

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15th January 2009

Director of Public Prosecutions says 'no reform needed on assisted suicide'

Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions insists that the present law is workable and lends support to Gordon Brown who has also ruled out a change in the law on asisted suicide. Since he took office, Keir Starmer has had to decide whether to prosecute the parents of Daniel James, the paralysed rugby player who went to Switzerland with their help to end his life. He had decided against any action.


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